192 pages, Illustrations
The impacts of climate change on economic development have the potential to be unevenly distributed around the globe. This book focuses on South East Asia with respect to the economics of climate change and the relationship between climate change and economic development. The book examines the region's vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, forecasts the environmental and economic outcomes for the region arising from its vulnerability and also the opportunities these factors provide for policy actions towards alleviating climate change vulnerability, particularly through adaptation.
'The book will be of immense interest to students, researchers and policy makers in the field of climate change and economic development.' - Geethanjali Nataraj, Gulf Research Center 'The scientific consensus on climate change has grown substantially in recent years with new knowledge based on the work of the IPCC. One area, however, where further work is required is in respect of adaptation to climate change in different regions of the world. This book is a valuable addition to knowledge in this field with the research results and policy analysis presented with estimation fo impacts through regional modelling exercises, endogenous growth analysis and assessment of policy options. The book is an important addition to literature in this field.' - Dr R.K. Pachauri, Director General, The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), India, and Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UN, Geneva 'To enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner, it is important to address the issue of climate change and its relationship with economic development. This book examines and makes long term projection on the impact of climate change on the environment and economy in South East Asia. It should be of great interest to researchers, academics and students of climate change, economics, developmental and environmentaal policy, though they should also take note that 'environmental economics' is still subject to a great deal of uncertainty with respect to the collection and analysis of data, the specification of models and the interpretation of the results.' - Professor Eden Siu Hung Yu, Department Head and Professor (Chair) of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 'This timely volume addresses crucial issues facing humanity. Climate change threatens sustainable development, especially poverty alleviation. The world's poor will face the most serious impacts. Key topics covered include climate change economics, macroeconomic impact estimates, modelling, with practical applications to adaptation in South East Asia.' - Professor Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND) and Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UN, Geneva
Introduction: Issues and Developments in Climate Change - Issues in Climate Change for South East Asia - Climate Change Impact Estimates for South East Asia - Model Forecasting the Future Scenarios for Climate Change and Economic Growth for South East Asia - Theoretical Discussion of Adaptation to Climate Change and Application to the SEADICE Model - Mitigation Policy Options for South East Asia - Adaptation Policy Options for South East Asia - Conclusion: Major Contributions and Recommendations for Future Research
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JAMIE SANDERSON is Research Associate, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, Australia. His research interests include cuses on climate change and economic development. SARDAR M.N. ISLAM is Professor of Welfare and Environmental Economics and Director of the Sustainable Growth Program at the Centre for Strategic Studies, Victoria University, Australia. His areas of teaching and research interests in economics are welfare economics, computerized economic modelling, development and growth economics, environmental and resource economics and health economics.